From characteristics that describe a 2010 romantic drama “Blue Valentine” best are tender, and sensually overwhelming. The picture is sincere to unbelievable extent. Director and screenwriter Derek Cianfrance managed to deliver a comprehensive and life-striking romance study. The film has received in generally positive opinions expressed by viewers and critics worldwide. Its overall gross box office after being a month and a half in theatres comprised $9,550,000 as of February 13.
Getting closer to the picture’s plot, it’s not completely true that its primary goal is to depict the long-time relationship of yet another couple. The basic idea is that every relationship is warming and mutual at the beginning, but surprisingly things get complicated and coldness between partners grows as the time goes by. You may think of some examples of similar screen stories from the age of 1960s, but you can as well remind 2009 Peter and Vandy for instance. Still, I have a confident feeling that Blue Valentine has become the first picture that reached such perfection of depicting the difficulties of romance that arise progressively and inevitably for the most part.
Basically, Cianfrance’s variant of depiction is ingenious in a way that conversations throughout the film do not attain any sort of pretense. I was present at the just-for-press screen show and also skimmed the paper articles afterwards and I was totally astonished by the extensive, demanding procedure that Cainfrance had to undergo along with starring actors in order to achieve the accurate depiction of characters they have perception of. Majority of scenes you encounter while watching Blue Valentine had been contributions of amazing performances by Williams and Gosling who managed to realize whole understanding of the charismas needed for their characters and the aim of the plot they were into. The story displays you the previous events, how a couple met up, what was the reason of their falling for one another, utterly heartfelt and full of romance. Then it’s time to see and realize the present, namely what is time capable of doing to a durable romance, when conversations stop being clear and unambiguous, and misinterpretations rule the situation like a horrible microbe that makes things worse every day. It continues up to the point when, seemingly, the relationship’s resumption is hopeless.
Speaking of the characters as of personalities, I don’t subscribe to the opinion that Cianfrance shaped them in a manner the spectators would take the side of one or another, or going for judgment about who is correct or wrong; in fact I think that they can be characterized as two personalities who ultimately comprehend that they’re going through life not solely in each other’s company but also accompanied by misgivings of the past, which in its turn keeps them from being grateful, which is how they wanted to be.
Someone may have reasons to claim that Cindy is correct, while Dean seemingly lacks an ambition, being low-tempered, content and very serious. Another will protect the Dean’s side and argument that Cindy was too disbursed by the beliefs of what could have possibly been if her choices were made in other way. Their couple is still not bodily rude but it could well have been so, times happen when situation gets overly heated, viewer would believe it’s just a question of how long it takes before someone would be harmed.
To sum it all up, Blue Valentine renders you a demonstration of both the exquisiteness and the difficult sides of marriage/romance. You should definitely watch this movie if you’re up to a sincere and heartfelt examination of relationship.
Blue Valentine trailer